What Is the Force Theory of Government?


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The process through which one group aggressively takes control of an area and establishes a new government is known as what?

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1. Which common element of force theory involves a foreign military taking control of a territory or government?

2. __________ is the process in which people from another country or territory establish a new society in a foreign area.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These practice assessments will quiz you on the concept of force theory. Quiz question topics include the definition of force theory and historical examples of governments using force theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will ask you to identify the following topics:

  • Definition of force theory
  • Force theory element involving a foreign military seizing control of a territory
  • Alternative to force theory
  • Migration to establish a new society in a foreign area
  • Historical example of establishing a new country using force theory

Skills Practiced

Quiz questions allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related political science lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the force theory of government
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the tactics involved in force theory

Additional Learning

For more information on the force theory of government, check out the accompanying lesson called What is the Force Theory of Government? This lesson contains these topics:

  • Definitions of colonization, social contract theory, and occupation
  • Elements of force theory
  • Historical examples of force theory